“The real Loch Ness Monster is not in Loch Ness… but under the kilt!”
This pit stop moment photo is from a moment of truth. During my trip through the Scotland Highlands we came across a cheerful Scot in full traditional highland dress playing the bagpipes at one of the scenic lookout points. This semi-drunk but incredibly talented bagpipe player informed me of the truth about the Loch Ness Monster. That the monster is not in Loch Ness, but under the kilt of a Scotsman.
Side note: For all those cringing at the moment, I did not see any inappropriate male parts. Though a dirty joke, it was all in good humor. He is not a crazy or creepy man.
The Scotland Highlands is a stunning place to visit although sometimes the weather can make it difficult to see the rolling green hills and mountains. This moment occurred while adventuring with Discover Scotland tours heading up to the Isle of Skye from Glasgow. Our tour guide informed me that this man usually performs every day, so make sure to stop, say hello, throw him some coinage and he will gladly play a Scottish tune for you.
About Pit Stop Moments
Pit Stop Moments are moments during a trip that’s worth stopping and remembering. Every picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes there are those select photos that really take your breath away, make you giggle, or smile because it reminds you of a happy memory. The Pit Stop Moment series on TheLifeOutside takes the time to pick a photo that stands out from the rest and spotlight it. When you travel so much happens so fast. It’s always good to take a pit stop, and take a moment to remember the amazing things you’ve seen and the good times along the way.